• Short Books •
Search of the Spirit Short's newest book, a portion of which
first appeared in The Oxford American, is billed as “The odyssey
of a 50-something spiritual seeker through Pentecostalism, faith healing,
the Christian Right, Buddhism, and the notion of incarnate Evil.”
Available initially worldwide as an e-book through the Kindle Select
Program, In Search of the Spirit is now published in paperback.
The enthusiastic early reviews include comments such as “An incredible
journey; the most important thing I've read this decade,” and “It
will change everyone who reads it—for the better, as true understanding
often does.” Those who don't own a Kindle can download a free application
from Amazon to read the book on any PC or mobile device.
Store $2.99 (Prime members borrow for free from your Kindle)
Very Life Short's first collection of short fiction contains
17 stories, including “The Mine at Saragossa,” for which he was named
by Redbook Magazine as America's Best Young Author in 1977. Until
now, the stories had only appeared in magazines, but Turbo's Very
Life finally brings them all between two hard covers. As the publisher's
blurb says, “In this collection of his best short fiction, Carroll
Dale Short shows why he is one of the foremost prose stylists of his
generation. He writes here from many perspectives—male, female, first
person, third person, grieving widow, newly divorced dad, jailed redneck,
river man laid up with heart trouble, conjure woman—and in every story
the voice is true. All in all, a rare feast for the imagination.”
Read a free story sample here.
Listen to "Pitching":
A Short Story read by Carroll Dale Short
Shining Shining Path Short's first novel was described by Wally
Lamb as “Simultaneously modern and mythic, this beautifully realized novel
is a wild and wonderful ride.” Dennis Covington called it “a wise and
compassionate book by a major Southern writer.” What happens when a Vietnam
vet meets a traveling tour of Tibetan monks, a former sweetheart in a
wheelchair, and a black mathematical genius? You get an indescribable
mix of mysticism, romance, and slapstick comedy.
Writer's Tool Kit This book's subtitle is “Twelve Proven Ways
You Can Make Your Writing Stronger – Today!” and thousands of satisfied
customers from California to Finland can testify that it works. Whether
you're age 90 or a teenager, whether you're writing essays or short stories
or novels, it's an invaluable guide to making your writing be all that
it can be.
Migration of Clowns This collection of poems and essays, with
original cover art by sculptor Leah Webb, features a decade's worth of
intimate one-on-one interviews with interesting Alabamians ranging from
Bobby Horton to Gene Stallings.
Left My Heart in Shanghi, Alabama The 25th Anniversary Edition
of Short's first book—the best of some 10 years of columns appearing
in his hometown Daily Mountain Eagle—is now available.
You can read the introduction to the book here.
Copyright © 2010-2014 Carroll Dale